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3 players leaving Arizona State basketball program

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Guards Calaen Robinson and Egor Koulechov and forward Brandan Kearney are leaving the Arizona State basketball program. All three were reserves for an ASU team that went 21-12 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years. The Sun Devils are scheduled to lose four starters -- seniors Jordan Bachynski, Jermaine Marshall and Shaquielle McKissic...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

A Tuesday Battle for 1st Place: A Q&A with Madtown Badgers

  Looking ahead to Tuesday’s matchup between Michigan State and Wisconsin, Cole Brown of fellow Bloguin site Madtown Badgers had some questions to ask about Michigan State. The Spartans were boosted in the rankings following their victory Saturday over the Buckeyes and are now at 11th in the country according to the coaches poll. The Badgers are 13-5 but 4-1 in the B1G...
Via The B1g Time
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Transfer Kearney quickly swayed by ASU visit

By Hod Rabino DevilsDigest.com After deciding to transfer out of Michigan State, Brandan Kearney planned to embark on a tour of a few schools before he settled on the program of his choice. As it turns out, the first stop on that circuit was the team he ultimately chose. Earlier this week, Kearney talked to Devils Digest about his decision to be part of the Arizona State program...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kearney to join ASU's basketball program

After deciding to transfer out of Michigan State, Brandan Kearney planned to embark on a tour of a few schools before he settled on the program of his choice. As it turns out, the first stop on that circuit was the team he ultimately chose. On Sunday night Kearney talked to Devils Digest about his decision to be part of the Sun Devil program.
Via arizonastate.scout.com
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kearney to transfer from Mich. State

Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney has decided to transfer. Coach Tom Izzo says Kearney came back from Christmas break and told him he was going to try to find a place where he could play a larger role. Kearney says in a statement that he wishes his teammates the best and he's thankful for his opportunity with the Spartans. The 6-foot-5 Kearney is averaging 2.3 points per...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Sophmore guard Kearney leaving Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Friday afternoon that sophomore guard Brandan Kearney, an All-State selection at Detroit Southeastern High, has decided to leave the program and will transfer to another school. Brandan Kearney came back from Christmas break and informed me it was in his best interests to pursue other avenues in his basketball...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Sophomore Brandan Kearney to transfer

EAST LANSING — While the timing is more of a shock than the act itself, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo announced today after the Spartans practice that sophomore Brandan Kearney will transfer from MSU. The 6-foot-5 guard from Southeastern High School in Detroit said this in his statement to MSU: “I’m thankful to Michigan State and the basketball program for the opportunity...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 13 Spartans' big men key to success

EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State will be solid in the backcourt if Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Travis Trice can stay healthy. There are no doubts there. Though, how much Denzel Valentine and Brandan Kearney contribute off the bench remains to be seen. What will determine whether these Spartans are just good or become great will depend on the bigs, as State coach Tom Izzo calls...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan St. tops Louisiana-Lafayette

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is getting tired of his team's generous nature and giving spirit over the holidays. The No. 15 Spartans (5-1) committed 20 turnovers, 14 in the second half, and barely survived a 63-60 scare from Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday. ''Our guys are going to be great citizens when they get done with basketball, because the Christmas season is lasting...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Spartans survive scare

On Saturday, the 15th ranked Michigan State basketball team welcomed Louisiana-Lafayette to the Breslin Center in what would be the Spartans fourth game in the last eight days. Michigan State was once again playing very thin at the guard position with both Gary Harris and Travis Trice sitting out of another game. In this game, the Spartans once again got off to another slow start...
Via isportsweb.com
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 15 Michigan St. 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 60

Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60 on Sunday. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1). He also had...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State survives scare from Lafayette

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60 on Sunday. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Spartans struggle in win

For the most part, St. Cloud State sophomore Kevin Levandoski is a typical Division II college basketball player. Last year as a freshman, the 6’0” guard played about 8 minutes a game appearing in 28 of 29 games for the Huskies. Although he averaged only 1.4 points a game last season, this year with another year of experience under his belt, it appears that this year he will...
Via isportsweb.com
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday's Mailbag (July 30)

Looking for something new, I decided to give you guys -- my readers -- the chance to ask questions about MSU football and basketball. So, here are the questions you asked and my responses: Any new commitments coming? -- Ben (@bennyv7684)Cass Tech's Dennis Finley could commit to MSU soon at a much needed position -- offensive tackle. (Fox Sports Photo) I would have told you...
Via Little Brother Blog
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Little things make big difference for MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. His team was fighting for survival in the NCAA tournament Sunday, but Michigan State freshman guard Brandan Kearney was on the bench in tears after making some mental mistakes and being taken out of the game. Draymond Green, the Spartans senior captain, said Monday that he talked with Kearney about the situation following the victory over Saint Louis. I just...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Little things make big difference for MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. His team was fighting for survival in the NCAA tournament Sunday, but Michigan State freshman guard Brandan Kearney was on the bench in tears after making some mental mistakes and being taken out of the game. Draymond Green, the Spartans senior captain, said Monday that he talked with Kearney about the situation following the victory over Saint Louis. I just...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Izzo: 'We have a very athletic region'

COLUMBUS, Ohio Athletes, athletes, athletes. Thats what Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sees when he looks around at the other teams in the West Region with the No. 1 seed Spartans. From No. 2 seed Missouri to No. 3 Marquette to No. 4 Louisville to No. 8 Memphis, Michigan State is likely going to have to deal with these types of tenacious, up-tempo opponents to reach the Final Four...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Izzo: 'We have a very athletic region'

COLUMBUS, Ohio Athletes, athletes, athletes. Thats what Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sees when he looks around at the other teams in the West Region with the No. 1 seed Spartans. From No. 2 seed Missouri to No. 3 Marquette to No. 4 Louisville to No. 8 Memphis, Michigan State is likely going to have to deal with these types of tenacious, up-tempo opponents to reach the Final Four...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Branden Dawson’s injury adds a dent in MSU Spartans’ depth

He clutched his knee and grimaced. With the help of trainers, MSU freshman freak athlete Branden Dawson limped to the bench only to see his freshman campaign sidelined during the most crucial part of the season. While we see ACL injuries far too much in the college game, the lingering after effects for the individual are the primary focus, and rightfully so, but what does Dawson’s...
Via The Sports Bank
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: U of M Wins in Thriller

It is the afternoon after the game, and I am still catching my breath from last night.  The Michigan/Michigan State game had runs, twists and turns, and a last second shot that did not fall.  You can’t ask for much more excitement than that. Full marks to the Wolverines; they got it done in crunch time, and Michigan State didn’t. Trey Burke was the best player on the floor...
Via isportsweb.com
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines upend Spartans in thriller, 60-59

The Michigan Wolverines basketball team (15-4, 5-2) started off strong and came back late to grab a big rivalry win over the #9 ranked Michigan State Spartans (15-4, 4-2), by a final score of 60-59. The crowd in Ann Arbor was absolutely rocking as Michigan took a 7-point lead into halftime. Both teams traded big runs in the opening frame. After a 6 point spurt by Michigan, the Spartans...
Via isportsweb.com
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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